Something Good – Blossom Tip 17

“Every day may not be good,” says Blossy, “but there is something good in every day.” Sometimes listening to a song is the one good thing today. Or maybe it’s bigger, like an unexpected compliment, surprise, or gift. Maybe a decision to go on a cruise, or finally take care of that thing you’ve been avoiding for too long! Maybe […]

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Someone for You to Meet – Blossom Tip 16

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Say “Hello, Blossy” to our newest member of She Blossoms! She’s walking a tightrope in this drawing, and I suspect she’ll be even more adventurous as she blossoms.     Blossy was born during my week of solitude over the Christmas break — though her seeds were planted weeks ago. Maybe months. She’s my mascot/mouthpiece, my creative girl, my Blossomy […]


The Winner and Puppies – Blossom Tip 15

Your vote mattered! Last week – in Which Do You Prefer? Blossom Tip 14 – I asked you to vote on your favorite book title (for a book I’m writing on walking out of loss, into a new season of life). Here are the results: 62 votes for Rise: Moving Forward When Your Heart Keeps Looking Back 48 votes for […]

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Which Do You Prefer? Blossom Tip 14

Your opinion matters more than you know! Last week (Open Doors – Blossom Tip 13), I mentioned that I’m writing a book to help women walk out of loss, into a new season of life. I’m stuck on a title, and I need your help. Imagine you’re in a bookstore, looking for a book to help heal your heart and […]


Believe in Open Doors – Blossom Tip 13

When was the last time a door opened in your life? Did you leap through it, or hold back because it was kinda scary? “Open Doors” is one of the Big Ideas in Chapter 5 of my new “She Blossoms” book, tentatively called Rise: How to Move Forward When Your Heart Keeps Looking Back. (Which reminds me, I keep meaning to […]

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Your Secrets Blossom Tip 12

Your Secrets – Blossom Tip 12

Before we spill our secrets, here’s a glimpse of the latest Blossoms: In How to Recreate Yourself When a Relationship Ends, I share tips for a reader who asked for help moving on after her ex-boyfriend announced his engagement to someone else. Breakups are never easy…but sometimes they’re an opportunity for renewal. Speaking of renewal – it was an eye-opener to […]


You Matter More Than You Know – Blossom Tip 11

Your presence makes such a difference! You matter to your family and friends, you matter at work and in your community, and you matter to me. I can’t see you, but I wrote this for you. See how much you matter? Your life is more important than you realize. And you matter to God. He not only sees you, He knows your name. He knew […]

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Your Attitude – Blossom Tip 10

When was the last time you took care of a sick pet? My little white 7 pound poodle is having tummy and bummy troubles. Not only is she refusing to eat her regular doggy kibble, she’s having all sorts of distasteful accidents in all the nooks and crannies of my house. This cramps my style. I’m distracted by anxiety (should I take […]


The Promise – Blossom Tip 9

Promises, promises… The smell of baking bread brings the promise of a hot fresh loaf with a pat of melting butter (and perhaps a sprinkle of salt!). The feel of a puppy’s tongue and sharp little baby teeth brings the promise of play, joy, innocence, and a wee wee in the wrong place at the wrong time. The sight of the […]

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